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By Kevin O'Keefe

ISBN-10: 9401576084

ISBN-13: 9789401576086

ISBN-10: 9401700567

ISBN-13: 9789401700566

This examine is an try and chronicle and examine the attitudes of the hot York press in reference to the occasions of the interval from 1914 to 1917 in terms of American neutrality. it's dependent totally on an afternoon­ to-day research of 16 day-by-day newspapers in ny urban for the time of American non-participation within the First global conflict. The study concerned not just editorial opinion but additionally information goods, function articles, letters to the editor, publication experiences and specified statement. The records of the foremost manhattan newspapers of the interval evidently constituted the fundamental assets. as well as this, use used to be made up of the memoirs, diaries and personal papers of editors, publishers and different public figures; the Congressional checklist, 1914-1917; Congressional hearings and stories, 1915, 1919, 1936 and 1937; sure British and German fabrics; books, articles and different secondary resources. the writer additionally drew upon the memories of latest Yorkers lively in journalism in the course of the period.

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2 percent of foreign or mixed parentage,99 it was logical that Wilson's firm neutrality stance should appeal to New York editors. The first expression of any sort for American involvement came in the 90 The Globe and Commercial Advertiser, August 5, 1914; New York Tribune, August 5, 1914. 91 The Globe and Commercial Advertiser, July 27, 1914; The New York Herald, August 11, 1914; New York Tribune, August 5, 1914. 92 The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, August 11, 1914. 93 The Globe and Commercial Advertiser, July 27, 1914.

115 With such sustained thirst for war news from the daily press, New York editors could hardly keep up with the demand. There developed almost a frenzy to print all war news possible. Extra editions and special supplements were issued regularly. And whole pages rather than one or two columns had to be devoted to letters to the editors on war subjects. 116 This unabated craving for news brings up the subject of partiality, already touched upon in reference to the Belgium "atrocity" stories. The spontaneous demand for increased war news required careful decisions: what news was fit to print?

Seems determined to perpetrate must spell opportunity for the United States. 12 And once the war of endurance began, the expectation that the United States would change from a debtor to a creditor condition was reaffirmed many times. " 13 For most of the New York press, therefore, the prospect of a long war of attrition meant many economic benefits and great opportunities for the country. This prosperity, which resulted from a neutral status in a destructive war, was not considered materialistic or in bad taste.

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